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Event info

The Ozone Chelan Open 2024 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the World. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by Northwest Paragliding Team Pilot, Austin Cox.

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Flying site

The take off at Chelan is on top of the Chelan Butte located between Lake Chelan and the Colombia River. Access to the Butte is via the Chelan Butte Road. All vehicles driving to take off must be equipped with a shovel and a fire extinguisher.

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  • 125 Pilots Confirmed
  • 125 Pilots total registered
  • 680 USD Entry fee
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  • 130 Pilots max allowed
  • 11 Countries presented
  • ✅ EN-C and below allowed
    ❌ CCC & EN-D wings prohibited
  • 🏆 FAI Status = CAT 2 🏅
  • left before start of event
  • Registration will open on
    01/02 19:00 (US/Pacific)

  • 🛰️

    The organiser will supply Live trackers to you, for safety and scoring

    Live trackers supplied
  • 🚁

    The region supports helicopter rescues

    Helicopter rescue
  • ⚕️

    There will be medical rescue services at launch

    Medic on takeoff
  • 📱

    The region generally has good phone coverage

    Good phone coverage
  • 📻

    We will be monitoring radios for your safety whilst you fly

    Radio coverage
  • 🚐

    There will be vehicles supplied to take you to launch

    Launch Transport
  • 🥾

    There will be retrieve vehicles available to return pilots to HQ

    Retrieve included
  • 📢

    The organisers are using Airtribune for registration, tracking, blogging and to publish scores

    Airtribune blogging
  • 🍺

    There will usually be goal beers for winners

    Goal beers
  • 🎉

    There will be an organised party during or after the event

    Party
  • 👕

    You will receive a tshirt or other welcome gift

    Free gift
  • 🌲

    The organisers have commmitted to Carbon Offset the event and/or Plant a Tree for each competitor

    Carbon offset / Plant a Tree
  • ♻️

    The organisers support reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at the event. This includes NOT giving disposable water bottles

    Plastic reduction

Prize funds and scoring categories

  • Sport
  • Sport Women
  • B
  • B Women
  • Rookie

Event info

The Ozone Chelan Open 2024 will be an EN-C and lower event where XC pilots new to competitions get to race along side and learn from some of the best pilots in the World. The competition will follow the same format as other FAI Cat 2 events and include daily briefings lead by Northwest Paragliding Team Pilot, Austin Cox.

These briefings will include analysis of previous days tasks, XC flying techniques, racing strategies, understanding the local weather and micro-meteorology and how to have fun, fly safe and make goal. Nick will be assisted by other top US Paragliding Pilots.

Flying site

The take off at Chelan is on top of the Chelan Butte located between Lake Chelan and the Colombia River. Access to the Butte is via the Chelan Butte Road. All vehicles driving to take off must be equipped with a shovel and a fire extinguisher.

The Butte is a sensitive site managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) we have permission to take off from the designated launches only and launching from any other location on the Butte is strictly forbidden. There are 4 main take offs on top of the Butte - Ants, Between the Rocks, Green Monster and Lakeside. On light wind days each take off will work depending on the time of day and orientation of the sun. Dust devils are very common on the Butte and all pilots must take extreme care when getting ready and especially once they are attached to their gliders.

The designated bail-out landing zone is the Chelan Falls Park soccer fields located east of the Butte on the western edge of the Colombia River. Chelan Falls Park is the daily meeting place for rides to Take Off and is equipped with a large car park, BBQ area and toilets. The Park is managed by the PUD which is the same group that manages Beebes Campground and Park on the eastern side of the river.

It is strictly forbidden to land at Beebes Park. The PUD has made it clear that if pilots are caught landing at Beebe’s the flying community will face loosing access to the Chelan Falls Park.

Selection and entry fee

Entry fee $680

Pilots must have a P4 (or foreign equivalent) or be an experienced P3 with XC & SIV experience with a letter of referral from their instructor.

Priority will be given to pilots that volunteered at previous events

Lale Chelan Flyer membership is mandatory. https://lakechelanflyers.org/join-the-club/

Documents required at registration

  • Issued by your local NAC on behalf of the FAI. You cannot normally compete in an FAI event without one. Contact your National Association (NAC)

    FAI Sporting Licence
  • The organiser requires you to present your National flying licence.

    National Licence
  • You will need to sign a waiver or release document to show you understand the risks. Usually the organiser will provide it on arrival.

    Signed Waiver/Release form

Cancellation Policy

50% refund for cancellation before May 10.
May 10 and after no refund

Entry fees are non-transferable

Prize fund and scoring categories

EN-C 1st, 2nd, 3rd

EN-C Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd

EN-B 1st, 2nd , 3rd

EN-B Women’s 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Rookie 1st, 2nd, 3rd

General schedule

Saturday June 15th: Practice Day. Vans Leave the soccer field 10AM.
*NO RETRIEVE PROVIDED ON THE PRACTICE DAY
Registration is at the Chelan Falls Park soccer field @ (4pm) followed by the MANDATORY pilots meeting (7pm) at the same location.

Sunday June 16th: Comp day 1 Vans leave 9am
Monday June 17th: Comp day 2
Tuesday June 18th: Comp day 3
Wednesday June 19th: Comp day 4
Thursday June 20th: Comp day 5
Friday June 21st: Comp day 6, awards ceremony and closing party

Daily schedule

08:00 - Headquarter opens
08:30 - Transport to take-off
09:30 - Task Analysis and mentoring briefings
10:00 - Meet Director / Task and Safety Committee meetings
10:30 - Pilots' briefing / Previous task official results / Task definition
11:30 - Take-off window opens
14:30 - Return Trackers office opens
22:00 - Provisional results

Accommodation and Activities

Camping:

Most pilots choose to camp at Beebe Campground on the Colombia River. Beebe is an awesome facility with pristine grass, clean bathrooms and nice camp sites. Sites are $35/night, there is a max of 8 people and 3 vehicles per site. Site must be booked in advance Reservations open at the beginning of January 2024.

chelanpud.org

Beebe Campground is located 10 minutes drive from Chelan and 5 minutes from Chelan Falls Park.

There is also the Lakeshore RV Park located near downtown Chelan. While the Lakeshore RV park has a more central location within walking distance to restaurants and shops it is not as nice, more expensive.

http://cityofchelan.us/parks/rv/rv_park.aspx

Hotels:

http://www.momsmotel.com/

http://appleinnmotel.com/

http://lakesidelodgeandsuites.com/

http://www.midtowner.com/

http://www.deepwaterinn.com/

https://campbellsresort.com/

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g58395-Chelan_Washington-Hotels.html

Houses:

https://www.chelanvacationproperties.com/vacation-rentals

https://www.vacasa.com/usa/Lake-Chelan/

http://www.rentchelan.com/

How to get here

R2P9+Q6 Chelan, WA, USA
Chelan United States

Downloads

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Organizers

Northwest Paragliding
Matt Senior
Organizer/Meet director
Austin Cox
Organizer
Nathaniel Mote
Safety Director

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Tasks and results

Task 1

16 Jun, 2024

70.7 km — Race to goal

Task results:
Overall results:
Tracks:

Task 2

18 Jun, 2024

68.0 km — Race to goal

Task 3

19 Jun, 2024

93.8 km — Race to goal

Task 4

20 Jun, 2024

82.0 km — Race to goal

Task 5

21 Jun, 2024

71.8 km — Race to goal

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